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CEPI votes on new board in Madrid and confirms its strategic objectives

CEPI, the European Audiovisual Production Association which gathers national associations

of Independent producers across Europe, important pan-European associations such as

Animation Europe and companies such as Mediapro, met in Madrid for its first physical

annual General Assembly since 2019.

The meeting was hosted by AECiné ( Asociación Estatal de Cine) and took place at the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España, Spain’s Academy of Cinema.

On the 25th of November CEPI members elected their new President, Treasurer and Board


Ms Susana Gato, executive President of APIT, in Portugal was elected as president and Mr

Jerome Dechesne (USPA, France) was elected as Treasurer.

Mr. Filip Bobinski (APA Czech Republic), Ms Monique Goeschl (FAMA, Austria), Mr Soren

Jorgensen (Pro-f, Denmark), Mr Mario Mauri (APA, Italy), and Mr Anthony Muldoon (SPI,

Ireland) were reelected as Board Members and Vice presidents.

The co-opted Board members were approved by the General Assembly and are Ms Alicja

Grawon-Jaksik (KIPA, Poland), Ms An Jacobs (VOFTP, Belgium), Ms Emmanuelle Mauger (SPI,

France), and Ms Chiara Sbarigia, APA, Italy. The new President, Treasurer and Board

members-Co-opted members will have a mandate for the next 2 years.

Susana Gato, President of CEPI: “Accompanying independent producers in the fast changing

landscape we are all experiencing is CEPI’s first priority. Independent producers are a key

component of the audiovisual ecosystem. We must ensure that they benefit from the right

tools and environment to support them in this position and when working with the rest of

the ecosystem.

CEPI allows our voice to be present and heard in brussels, especially at times

of important political developments and digital evolution. I am looking forward to continue

this work with the support of the entire board, and welcome both KIPA, from Poland and Le

SPI from France, as new members of the Board.”

The CEPI General Assembly warmly thanked Jerome Dechesne for his dedication to the

organization as President of CEPI for the past five years.



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